45-53
6 - 2
44-51

Game Story

Not even the All-Star break could cool off the Tampa Bay Rays. Ben Zobrist homered and Evan Longoria had three RBIs to lead the Rays to a 6-2 win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night. Alex Cobb (5-6) allowed two runs in 5 2-3 innings and Matt Joyce added an RBI single as the Rays continue...
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
TB 0 0 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 6 11 0
Min 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 0

Scoring Summary

Top 3rd: Tampa Bay
Evan LongoriaDFP
doubled to deep right center,
Curt CasaliDFP
,
Desmond JenningsDFP
and
Ben ZobristDFP
scored
TB 3 - MIN 0
Bottom 3rd: Minnesota
Trevor PlouffeDFP
homered to deep left,
Brian DozierDFP
scored
TB 3 - MIN 2
Top 5th: Tampa Bay
Ben ZobristDFP
homered to deep right,
Kevin KiermaierDFP
scored
TB 5 - MIN 2
Top 7th: Tampa Bay
Matt JoyceDFP
singled to right,
Kevin KiermaierDFP
scored,
Ben ZobristDFP
to third
TB 6 - MIN 2

Pitching Details

Batting

Tampa Bay

HITTERS
Hitter AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Desmond JenningsDFP
CF
2 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 .247
Ben ZobristDFP
LF
3 2 1 2 1 2 0 0 1 .267
Matt JoyceDFP
DH
4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 .270
Evan LongoriaDFP
3B
4 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 2 .260
James LoneyDFP
1B
4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .280
Yunel EscobarDFP
SS
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .245
Cole FigueroaDFP
2B
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .120
Curt CasaliDFP
C
4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Kevin KiermaierDFP
RF
4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .315
Totals 33 6 11 6 1 3 1 0 11
Batting
2B - E Longoria (14, K Gibson)
HR - B Zobrist (7, 5th inning off K Gibson 1 on, 1 Out)
S - D Jennings 2
RBI - B Zobrist 2 (26), M Joyce (40), E Longoria 3 (47)
2-out RBI - E Longoria 3
GIDP - E Longoria, Y Escobar
Team LOB - 5

Minnesota

HITTERS
Hitter AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Danny SantanaDFP
CF
5 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 4 .324
Brian DozierDFP
2B
4 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 .242
Kendrys MoralesDFP
1B
4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .230
Trevor PlouffeDFP
3B
4 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 3 .245
Oswaldo ArciaDFP
RF
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .216
Josh WillinghamDFP
DH
3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .208
Kurt SuzukiDFP
C
3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .306
Eduardo EscobarDFP
SS
3 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 .275
Sam FuldDFP
LF
2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 .266
Eduardo NúñezDFP
PH
1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .287
Totals 33 2 6 2 1 3 9 0 14
Batting
HR - T Plouffe (7, 3rd inning off A Cobb 1 on, 2 Out)
RBI - T Plouffe 2 (44)
2-out RBI - T Plouffe 2
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - D Santana 2, B Dozier 1, T Plouffe 1, S Fuld 1
Team LOB - 9
Fielding
DP - 2 (B Dozier-E Escobar-K Morales, E Escobar-B Dozier-K Morales)

Pitching

Tampa Bay

PITCHERS
Pitcher IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Alex CobbDFP
(W, 5-6)
5.2 5 2 2 2 2 1 1.25 4.08
Brad BoxbergerDFP
(HLD, 7)
1.1 0 0 0 1 3 0 0.87 2.37
Grant BalfourDFP
1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.54 5.45
Jake McGeeDFP
1.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0.87 1.49

Minnesota

PITCHERS
Pitcher IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Kyle GibsonDFP
(L, 8-8)
6.1 9 6 6 1 1 1 1.28 4.19
Matt GuerrierDFP
0.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1.26 2.67
Anthony SwarzakDFP
1.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.36 4.34
Jared BurtonDFP
1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.30 4.70
Pitching
HBP - B Dozier (by A Cobb); K Suzuki (by A Cobb)
Pitches-strikes - A Cobb 99-62; B Boxberger 30-20; G Balfour 14-7; J McGee 13-11; K Gibson 88-52; M Guerrier 12-5; A Swarzak 13-8; J Burton 24-15
Ground balls-fly balls - A Cobb 10-9; B Boxberger 1-0; G Balfour 1-1; J McGee 1-0; K Gibson 16-2; M Guerrier 1-0; A Swarzak 3-0; J Burton 2-1
Batters faced - A Cobb 26; B Boxberger 5; G Balfour 3; J McGee 4; K Gibson 28; M Guerrier 2; A Swarzak 4; J Burton 4
Game Details
Game Time: 3:04.
Umpires: HP--Hunter Wendelstedt. 1B--Mike DiMuro. 2B--Gabe Morales. 3B--Mike Estabrook.
Weather: 78 degrees, Partly Cloudy.
Wind: 16 mph, Right to Left.
Attendance: 31,058.